02 March, 2017
Sex-Change Surgery: India\'s New Line In Budget Medical Tourism
After decades of battling depression, former soldier Betty Ann Archer finally flew to New Delhi to complete her gender transition, one of a growing number of foreigners heading to India for budget sex-change operations.
Born Dale Archer, the 64-year-old American said she felt trapped in the wrong body right from the start, recalling secretly trying on her mother\'s dresses as a boy -- much to the horror of her conservative military father.
\"I attempted to kill myself twice...
30 September, 2016
Rare Bypass Surgery Successfully Performed At Sunshine Hospital, Hyderabad
Cardiologists at Sunshine Hospitals in Hyderabad have successfully performed a unique operation, for the first time in the world, where the patient\'s chambers of the heart were rotated and coronary arteries were in abnormal position.
The patient, 52-year-old Mohd Mahboob Shamsuddin, was suffering from mesocardia, a rare medical condition in which the heart is rotated, pointing to the center of the chest and not in its normal position pointing to the left. The patient said that he had discove...
17 September, 2016
Brother Donates Kidney To Sister As Raksha Bandhan Gift In Mumbai
A 29-year-old woman successfully underwent kidney transplant at a hospital in Mumbai despite having an incompatible blood group with the donor, her 35 year old brother.
Diagnosed with chronic glomerulonephritis, an acute inflammation of the kidney as a result of an autoimmune disorder, the woman was in urgent need of a kidney transplant.
06 August, 2016
First Vaccine Against Rota Virus Launched In India
Aiming to slash the prevalence of violence-borne diarrhoea, the health ministry today launched the Rota Virus vaccine, which will be available free of cost at public healthcare facilities, initially in four states.
Terming the occasion historic in the Indian health system, Health Minister J P Nadda said: “This is not a routine programme. This Rota virus launch sets the goal in the field of Indian health system. By launching this, we aim to immunise 27 million children across the country to ...
03 August, 2016
Medical Tourism On Rise in India
Medical tourism is a growth sector of India\'s tourism industry. With healthcare in developed countries getting costlier, significant numbers of international tourists are keen on seeking India as a cheap destination for treatment.
As an indication to Indian medical tourism gradually gaining popularity globally, inquiries about \'M\' or medical visas at Indian missions and consulates are seeing a phenomenal rise. With a one year validity, these visas are issued to companions too.